Gender and Media Connect (GMC): Seeking Entries for Media Awards

Deadline: 31 October 2017 Gender and Media Connect (GMC) is seeking entries for its Media Awards to recognize efforts by print and electronic media in promoting gender sensitivity in and through the media. The awards will look at: Gender Sensitive Content Breadth and depth of coverage Story angles Language Content Visuals Placement of stories/information Operations Commitment to gender equity and practices (drafting, adoption and implementation of codes … [Read more...]

IDRC’s Professional Development Award: Agriculture and Food Security!

Deadline: 28 August 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applications for its "Professional Development Award: Agriculture and Food Security". The Professional Development Award (PDA) recipient (one position available) will undertake a 12-month paid program of research focusing on the development and implementation of cross-project learning on scaling up agriculture and nutrition solutions. The general objective of this PDA will be to work with IDRC’s … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IIMC’s Tata Social Enterprise Challenge!

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is seeking applications for its Tata Social Enterprise challenge in order to find India’s most promising early stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship-encouraging sustainable, scalable and measurable social Impact. The Business plan contest (B-Plan Contest) invites social entrepreneurs who have an early stage venture (not older than three … [Read more...]

Big Ideas Competition 2017: Combating Climate Change

Deadline: 7 September 2017 UN Global Pulse and the Government of the Republic of Korea have launched the third edition of the Big Ideas Competition in support of data-driven ideas to combat the effects of climate change. The competition calls for data and climate enthusiasts from ASEAN countries, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea to put their skills and ideas to use in support of climate action. In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #13 (Climate Action – taking action to combat … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017!

Deadline: 9 September 2017 Applicants are invited to apply for ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017 in order to discover innovators from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and disruptive innovations. The theme of the program is ‘Inclusive Innovations for ASEAN’ and hopes to discover innovations from citizens and the private sector that are delivering on the inclusivity agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in … [Read more...]

Media Foundation for West Africa: Seeking Entries for West Africa Media Excellence Awards

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Are you a journalist in West Africa who has produced compelling work(s) that has had significant impact on society? If yes, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites you to submit your work(s) for consideration for the first ever West Africa Media Excellence Awards. This is an initiative to reward and inspire media excellence in West Africa. The maiden edition of the Awards is scheduled for October 28, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. Finalists will be hosted at the … [Read more...]

Apply for Euromena Awards: Celebrating the Richness and Strength of African Innovation!

Deadline: 22 October 2017 Euromena Consulting is currently accepting applications for its Euromena Awards with an aim to discover and show the world the talents and capacity for innovation in Africa. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the richness and strength of African innovation. The competition rewards creativity, innovation, development and social awareness. The goal of the award is to promote African start-ups focused on new technologies, with a social impact on the continent. … [Read more...]

2017 Zambezi Prize: Raising Awareness of Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion

Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for the 2017 Zambezi Prize in order to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourage the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advance entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity. The Zambezi Prize is presented by the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and The MasterCard Foundation. Collectively, these organizations focus on entrepreneurship and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 7th Edition of Norbert Zongo Investigative Journalism Award!

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Norbert Zongo Investigative Prize is an award of excellence to reward the best works of investigative journalism. The Prize is opened to all the professional journalists of Africa regularly employed in press or collaborating with African press. Works must be published or broadcast between May 3, 2015 and May 3, 2017 Aims to promote a journalism of investigation and research, on subjects related to the political, economic, social and cultural life of the … [Read more...]

Africa Energy Prize: Tackling the African Continent’s Energy Challenges

Deadline: 1 December 2017 Seedstars & Enel has announced partnership to create the Africa Energy Prize. Partnering with Enel will give Seedstars a unique opportunity to reward tech startups striving to tackle the African continent’s energy challenges. This challenge is surmountable and the benefits of success are immense, as increasing access to reliable energy can turbo-charge economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa which is already home to several major energy producers, including Nigeria, … [Read more...]

Apply for 2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge 2017

Deadline: 1 September 2017 Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa? If yes, then apply for the 2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge. The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is inviting applicants for the 2nd edition of its Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge 2017. The 2017 edition of the  5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the … [Read more...]

The Africa Art Box Award: Supporting System for Digital Creation

Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for “The Africa Art Box Award” which is a support system for digital creation and offers award-winning artists the opportunity to realize their creative project in an international, collaborative space and surrounded by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. The Theme of the competition is open, however, participants are encouraged to reflect on the current technological changes and its impact in the societies. The Price The winning … [Read more...]

Applications Open for National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017!

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) is seeking applications for its National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country and to highlight the models of excellence for others to emulate and improve upon. The Award Track winners will be identified through a process of screening and jury selection.The target group for these awards are Young Entrepreneurs of the country. Award Categories … [Read more...]

Reimagine Education Conference & Awards: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes & Employability

Deadline: 10 September 2017 Applications are open for Reimagine Education Conference & Awards that is a prestigious international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes & employability. The awards culminates in a global conference for those seeking to shape the future of education. The overall winner will receive US$ 100,000 in total funding. This will take the form of $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) … [Read more...]

Big Ideas Competition 2017: Combating Climate Change

Deadline: 7 September 2017 UN Global Pulse and the Government of the Republic of Korea have launched the third edition of the Big Ideas Competition in support of data-driven ideas to combat the effects of climate change. The competition calls for data and climate enthusiasts from ASEAN countries, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea to put their skills and ideas to use in support of climate action. In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #13 (Climate Action – taking action to combat … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO’s Photography Contest on “Literacy in a Digital World”!

Deadline: 30 September 2017 On the occasion of International Literacy Day 2017, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting applicants for its Photography contest on the theme “Literacy in a Digital World”. This year, Literacy Day’s theme will examine and highlight what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize!

Deadline: 3 November 2017 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applications for its 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize in order to recognize communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, with the opportunity to live well. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ICT for Mountain Development Award 2017!

Deadline: 30 November 2017 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is currently inviting applications for its ICT for Mountain Development Award 2017 in order to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally Programme!

Deadline: 25 August 2017 Are you a woman who owns and operates a successful small business? Do you wish to learn about international trade and how you might be able to embark on the pathway of growing your business into new international markets? If yes, then apply for the “Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally” programme. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under its Aid for Trade and Australia Awards programs, and in partnership with the Export Council of Australia is … [Read more...]

IDB – MIF Call for Applications: Inter-American Awards for Financial and Entrepreneurial Innovation 2017

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), is calling for applications to the 2017 Inter-American Awards for Financial and Entrepreneurial Innovation, which are presented annually at FOROMIC, the leading event to support and finance microenterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF annually recognizes innovative institutions and initiatives focused on supporting the financial inclusion and development of MSMEs … [Read more...]

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